Anna Strand

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Meet: Anna Strand
Occupation: Development Director, REAP Food Group
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Years in Madison area: Four

How long have you been a volunteer with MMoCA?

Three years

What was your first volunteer role with MMoCA?

I coordinated a group from the young professional organization, Madison Magnet, for Art Fair on the Square.
What was the most fun volunteer role or most unusual volunteer role/task? Decor Chair of the 2017 Hair Affair

What inspired you to volunteer?

I have always loved art and previously served as a docent at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which got me hooked on volunteering at museums.

What has been an unexpected benefit of volunteering?

Getting to connect with volunteers and museum guests of all ages and backgrounds about art.
What kind of art do you like to create? Abstract paintings. Joan Mitchell is my favorite artist and always a source of inspiration.

Favorite/Inspirational place in Dane County?

The community gardens that line the bike path in my neighborhood on the east side of Madison.